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A richly deserved draw

26 September 2015

Manager Gary Bowyer felt aggrieved that a key decision again didn't go Rovers way, as his charges battled back to secure a deserved draw away to Hull City.

The game's big talking point arrived in the 73rd minute when Jordan Rhodes was brought down by Curtis Davies when clean through on goal, but no foul was awarded and Hull went straight down the other end to score through Abel Hernandez.

However, Rovers refused to lie down and secured a share of the spoils in stoppage time when Jordan Rhodes headed home Craig Conway's corner on his 150th appearance for the club.

Boss Bowyer said: "It was a point we richly deserved because of our performance. 

"I thought first half we were terrific. We came to a difficult place and were up against an experienced team, then you look at our young team and then we suffered a blow losing Danny Guthrie so soon, but the way that we took the game to Hull was terrific from the players.

"I just don't think we're getting the rub of the green at the moment. It's clearly a foul on Jordan. Why is Jordan Rhodes, when he's clean through on goal, going to go down? It just doesn't add up. The lad's come from behind him, he's not won the ball and the referee has got to send him off. 

"He doesn't give it and they go straight down the other end and score, which was a hammer blow.

But then you saw the character and the resilience and the belief that these lads have got in each other and I can't praise these players enough. 

"To come here and fight it out like we have done has been a great performance and a good point."

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